Congratulations to our 2019 Board Leadership Award Winner:

We also congratulate our two honorable mentions: Adventure Theatre MTC and Primary Care Coalition. With support and input from area experts, the Center created this award in 2011 to recognize and spotlight outstanding leadership from nonprofit Boards of Directors in the Greater Washington area. We were impressed with the caliber of all our candidates this year, especially the three that rose to the top.

Hear what these exceptional nonprofits shared with us during the selection process:

Martha’s Table
Adventure Theatre
Primary Care Coalition

Our winner and finalists were recognized on July 25 at the Center’s 2019 Board Leadership Award Reception, following a special new feature—an interactive panel discussion with members of the finalists’ boards. Participants enjoyed learning new approaches, reconnecting and expanding their networks. Anne Schrantz from CohnReznick and Glen O’Gilvie from the Center presented awards to the winner and honorable mentions.

Martha’s Table

Pictured left to right-Front: Michael Bartscherer, Board Member, Donna Banzon, Director, Healthy Markets, Key Estime, Communications Fellow; Middle: Sequoya Pollard, Lead Teacher, Charles Gussom, Community Development Manager, Rae Davidson, Director, Development, Kim R. Ford, President & CEO, Laura O’Shaughnessy, Board Member, Linda Moore, Board Member, Shernice Quigley-Dozier, Assistant Teacher, Anne Schrantz, CohnReznick, Glen O’Gilvie, the Center; Back: Beatriz Barros, Director, The Maycroft, Chris Niemczewski, Board Member (Chair, Development Committee), Gabriel Gilchrist, Development Associate, Robbie Dealey, Volunteer Engagement Manager, Dan Schiff, Assistant Director, Institutional Development, Frank Garvey, Institutional Development Manager, Ellis Carr, Board Chairman


Adventure Theatre

Pictured with Anne and Glen, left to right: Leon Seeman, ED, Craig Stapert, Development Director, and Patricia Glowacki, Board Member



Primary Care Coalition

Pictured with Anne and Glen, left to right: Leslie Graham, ED and Steve Lieberman, Board Chair





We’d like to extend a special thank you
— to our 2019 presenting sponsor:
— to BoardSource for additional support,
— to The Chicago School for hosting the event,
— to Brighter Strategies for their support in making the professional development program a success,
— and to our 2019 Selection Committee for their time and commitment:

Tom Colling, Deputy Director, Nonprofit Village

Lewis R. Flax, Principal, Flax Associates, LLC

Kevin Hinton, CEO/ED, Beacon House

Barbra Kavanaugh, Senior Consultant, Brighter Strategies, LLC

Marguerete Luter , President & Owner, The Process Pro, LLC

Richard Marker, Founder & Co-Principal, Wise Philanthropy

Ann Quinn, Principal, Quinn Strategy Group

Larry Robertson

Maureen K. Robinson

Margarita Rozenfeld, CEO, Incite International

Kris Thompson, Executive Director, Calvary Women’s Services

Anita Whitehead, Principal, KPMG, Global Impact Board Member

Karen Williamson, KEW Consulting, LLC, YWCA Board Member

Cindy Willmann, Vice President for Operations, Global Impact

Participating Members

Anne E. Schrantz, Principal, CohnReznick

Justin Wood, Governance Program Manager, Board Source


Sean Sweeney, Director of Education and Programs, Center for Nonprofit Advancement